4.22.2011

Fiendishly Fun Friday - web-shrouded trees

After the floods in Pakistan last year, millions of spiders took to living in trees to escape the waters. Because in some areas, the waters have taken so long to recede, it has left trees blanketed with spiderwebs, to the point that they look shrouded for burial.






One unexpected side-effect is a reduction in the number of malaria-sufferers in regions where this phenomenom has occurred. It's thought that mosquitoes are getting caught in the webs. So the next time your friends or family moan about your creepier tendencies, point out that they may have unexpected health benefits, you just never know. And yes, I know this post isn't as laugh-filled as you usually get on Fridays, but I just thought that the pictures of these trees were astounding.

9 comments:

Gina said...

Thanks for sharing these pics, they are amazing, like giant creepy candy floss!! :D XXX

Alison said...

The pictures are amazing but ewwwwwwww! Thinking of spiders makes my skin crawl!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, these are AMAZING!!!!!! Totally surrealistic! I'm trying not to think about the spiders, though. EEEWWWW!!!! xxD

Andrea C said...

Tis pretty amazing looking and nice to know it is helping cut down malaria x

Linda said...

WOW these pics are so amazing....there must be some really big spiders living in there. YIKES!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I can't wait until the Frog Queen sees this one! She's gonna shite!

CuddlyBunny said...

It's amazing, isn't it, how something can be horrifying and gorgeous at the same time?

Thank you for sharing, this is very interesting and beautiful!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Wow - that is incredible!!!

Alex said...

WOW- I was SURE this was one of those photoshop things at first. What an interesting adaptation on the part of the spiders and the malaria reduction, at a time when it should be worse, is fabulous!